Tuyen Quang strives to preserve ethnic folk singing

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The northern mountainous province of Tuyen Quang is working hard to revitalise a folk singing genre performed by the San Diu ethnic group, known as Soong co.

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Teka triumphs in customs duty case

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Teka triumphs in customs duty case

Teka Vietnam has triumphed in a tax dispute with Vietnamese customs authorities on a taxable price assessment of its eleven imported products.

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Cau Ngu festival recognised as national heritage

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Cau Ngu festival recognised as national heritage

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recognised the “Cau Ngu” (whale worship) festival in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa as a national intangible cultural heritage.

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Viet Nam-Brazil trade to reach $3b in 2014

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

The two-way trade between Viet Nam and Brazil crossed US$490 million in the first two months of this year, up 122 per cent year-on-year, according to the General Department of Custom's statistics.

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Photos: Eating soil in Vinh Phuc

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Photos: Eating soil in Vinh Phuc

VietNamNet Bridge – Soil can be eaten raw but to make it tasty, Vinh Phuc’s people have to process it in quite a meticulous process.

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Khanh Hoa marks Alexandre Yersin’s death anniversary

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Khanh Hoa marks Alexandre Yersin’s death anniversary

The 71st death anniversary of Swiss-French physician and bacteriologist Alexandre Yersin was commemorated in the central coastal provinces of Khanh Hoa on March 1.

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Vietnamese fast food globalization dream turns far away

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Vietnamese fast food globalization dream turns far away

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese once hoped to establish Vietnamese-style fast food chains powerful enough to compete with McDonald’s or KFC. However, the dream seems to be too fabulous.

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Male, female or custom? Facebook's new gender options

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Male, female or custom? Facebook's new gender options

Facebook on Thursday freed members from the bonds of being either male or female, letting people opt for custom genders such as transsexual or "intersex" at the social network.

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Pilgrims flock to Tran Temple’s seal opening ceremony

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Pilgrims flock to Tran Temple’s seal opening ceremony

(VOV) -Pilgrims are flocking to Nam Dinh province’s Tran Temple ahead of its famous seal opening ceremony, this year scheduled for the 13th night of the first lunar month (or February 14).

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Horse racing in the mountainous region

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

Among the 12 animals that represent the lunar calendar, the horse is one of those most associated with the lives of ethnic people in the mountainous regions. Horse racing is also one of the unique festivals of the people there.

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Cat Lai Port unloads first batch of Lunar New Year

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Cat Lai Port unloads first batch of Lunar New Year

The first shipping containers of the year were unloaded at Cat Lai Port, HCMC on January 30 by the Saigon New Port Company.

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Tailor to the stars shares secrets of success

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Tailor to the stars shares secrets of success

Since she opened her Ha Noi boutique, tailor Hoang Kim Thuy has designed custom garments for a range of clients, from world-famous politicians to locals searching for chic silks. Thuy Hang reports.

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A H'Mong Tet: Romance and rear ends

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

H’Mong ethnic people in northern mountainous provinces always welcome the lunar New Year with colourful festivals. This year’s spring activities are more interesting thanks to the return of a festival named “buttock flapping”, a tradition that had disappeared for many years.

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Mango trees at bank plucked clean in Tet custom

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Mango trees at bank plucked clean in Tet custom

Soon after celebrating the Lunar New Year’s Eve on Jan 31, dozens of locals “besieged” three mango trees in front of a bank in northern Quang Binh province and plucked them of all their leaves in the traditional belief that the act would bring them good luck and blessings in the new year.

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Common family activities during Tet

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

In Viet Nam, Tet is a special event in a way it brings together all family members to enjoy a wide range of celebratory activities.

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